Who is Full of Hell?
Full of Hell is a band from Maryland and Pennsylvania that has been touring North America and Europe since 2010.
Can you give a brief history of the band for us?
The band formed in late 2009, without me. The singer left and I joined by early 2010, and we started writing and touring from there.
How wouldyou describe what Full of Hell sounds like?
I always have a hard time describing this. I once saw a flyer that described FOH as grind/metal/noise/punk/whatever. I like that.
Who have been your major influences musically?
As a collective unit we’ve always been very into Dystopia, His Hero Is Gone, Pageninetynine, GASP, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Discordance Axis, Napalm Death etc.. I personally take a lot of influence from Tom Waits.
Alot of your merch and logos have very black metal-esque connotations, are bands like Darkthrone a big influence on Full of Hell’s existence?
I would say that there are definitely certain bands that could be considered black metal that have had an influence on us, and that definitely includes Darkthrone.
Culturally and philosophically, who has been an influence on the mindset of the band?
David Liebe Hart has given FOH a lot of insight into the struggles of every day life, of human existence. He helped us find faith in the Corinians.
What do you express in your lyrical content?
Human experience, I guess. It’s not really limited in scope or subject. The majority of the lyrics are introspective, but it isn’t limited to just that. I want to express the pain of living, and the beauty therein, if that makes any sense at all.
Can you list the records you have release so far?
The Inevitable Fear of Existence 7″ – Get This Right Rec (2010)
Goldust split 7″ – Get This Right Rec (2011)
Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home – A389 Recordings (2011)
Code Orange Kids split 7″ – Topshelf Rec (2012)
The Guilt of… split 7″ – A389 Recordings (2012)
Calm the Fire split 7″ – Holy Roar Rec (2012)
FOH NOISE VOL 1 – Ghosts Collective (2010)
FOH NOISE VOL 2 – Split Scene Collective (2011)
FOH NOISE VOL 3 – Arctic Night Rec (2012)
How is it working with a label such as A389?
It couldn’t be any better. I firmly believe that A389 is run by the most honest and cool guy around.
Has having these associations with Integrity and Dwid, developed your sound a bit more?
I wouldn’t say that it has. We are all honored to be counted alongside those bands and really enjoy the opportunity to play together, but for the most part we’re on a different wave length entirely.
Are you working on any new material currently?
We are busy completing our 2nd LP right now, actually.
What could we expect from new Full of Hell?
We’ve learned so much over the past year and a half since the release of our first LP. I think the new material is infinitely, leaps and bounds ahead of anything we’ve done so far. We’re excited to record.
How would you describe the FoH live experience?
Again, I can’t answer for the whole band, but we just try and carry ourselves like the band that we would want to see. I don’t know how to describe the live experience, but in theory, it is meant to be loud, painful and passionate.
Is energy and presence important to effectively deliver this style of music?
In every case, YES. Even when you are watching a band that creeps along so slowly, they are still exuding strong energy. No one wants to watch a band that isn’t passionate about what they are doing.
Do you have any plans to tour in Australia?
No direct plans, only a strong desire to do so. As soon as the opportunity arises, we will make it over!
Can you recommend some bands from your area we may not have heard of before?
Old Accusers, Knife Hits, Orphan Donor
Thanks very much for your time, any last thoughts?
Thank you for the interview! My thoughts go out to Dave Bland.